The Meridian Mall

When The Colour Will Reflect

To get this angle of the glass dome in the Meridian Mall in Dunedin I had to shoot while on the escalator. It took several attempts to get one I was happy with and by the third time I had been up and down the escalators the security guards were starting to show some interest in what I was doing. It was at that point that I decided it was best to leave. The thing I love about this angle is the way all the different shapes interplay with the circular domes however to be under the dead centre you need to be in a certain spot on the escalator.

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Heyward Point Track

To Where It Grew

This is a wonderful point for a walk that provides great views from the cliff top track and it also looks back down the Harbour to the city. There’s a wonderful section of the track that descends through regenerating bush right down to the town of Aramoana. The clifftop walk also provides a terrific aerial view of part of the surfing point on the beach.

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Vogel Street

Then To The Second I Step

Everytime I head into Vogel Street Kitchen there seems to be people in it. I kinda wonder if it’s ever empty but then again, that’s a really good sign for a restaurant. It’s also located in an area that’s becoming very cool here in Dunedin, the Warehouse Precinct. I always notice that they’ve got a great wood-fired pizza oven that I haven’t tried yet but it’s definitely on the list of things to do.


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Rich Sky Dunedin

Free Wallpaper

Do you want a different wallpaper to enjoy on your computer or phone? Download the one’s I use for free. Link (Click on image) and password ONLY available here.

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Knowing The Rich Sky Can Delight.

Dunedin has some magical spots on the coast to catch the sunset. There’s an endless supply of locations to catch the suns last rays of the day. This spot is not far from my house where on a night like this you can see the city lights in the distance but also it’s a short drive if the aurora start up during the evening.

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Tunnel Beach Colours

To The Sound Of The Sea That Sings

I had Tunnel Beach all to myself the evening I took this which makes taking photos so much easier. It’s become a really popular spot so to get it all to myself was really something. I timed my trip so the tide would be out which meant I had lots of options and choices as the sun made silhouettes out of the rocks and bounced light of the sand.

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Competition – ends this Friday.

Entries close  deadline from the Friday 8th February to Friday 15th February, 4:30pm, Friday 8th February (NZ time).

Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

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Into The Mystic Show

In This Room The Light Flickers After A While.

I try and seperate what I’m posting on different social media streams so people don’t end up seeing the same thing too many times. Over on instagram I post from my Peak Directions gallery which is based on my shots from the beach and ocean. Here’s a selection of recent posts to show you what you’ve been missing if you haven’t found me yet. If you want to find me on instagram: @johncaswellnz

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Olveston Home & Garden

Behold The Light And Whence It Flows

Olveston was built for Dunedin businessman and philanthropist David Theomin, his wife Marie and their two children Edward and Dorothy. Olveston was a family home from the time it was built in 1906 until 1966. Since then it has been maintained as an historic house museum depicting the life of a wealthy merchant family in the early part of the twentieth century. 

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Competition – Give Away

I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away.  It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass  and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin.

How To Enter and Win
To win this wonderful piece of art all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and you’re in the draw, it’s as simple as that! Every time you comment you’re in the draw, so you can enter as many times as you like. I’ll be posting a new image everyday while the competition runs, so you’ll be able to see a new photo to comment on everyday until Friday 8th February. It’ll be like having 300 seconds of good escapism during each work day.

Competition Details:
The competition will run from 6:30am  on Monday 21st January (NZ time) through till 4:30pm, Friday 8th February (NZ time).
The winner will need a valid email address to be contacted by.
Please note any comments that involve profanity will be deleted.

Image Details: 
Olveston, Royal Terrace, Dunedin.
Camera maker: Canon
F – Stop: f/13
Exposure time: 1/25sec
ISO speed: ISO 100
Focal length: 10mm

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S L O O O O W

For The Steps Of Another Day

Long exposures and slow shutter speeds can create an intriguing effect, particularly around water. This image I took at Smails Beach which is a short drive from where I live. The texture on the rocks from the seaweed is really interesting when combined with a candyfloss effect on the water created by an exposure time of 146 seconds at f/11. I don’t usually create images with such a long exposure but it’s extremely satisfying when they come out how you want.


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The Gardens At Larnach’s Castle

I Wandered Long In The Garden Beauty.

The gardens at Larnach’s Castle are outstanding in so many ways. There’s wide open spaces, fountains, secret garden paths, forest walks, all sorts of themed plantings that are surrounded and capped off by this magnificent view and the splendid castle.


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Princess Street Lights

True It Is, When The Rain Stops.

I don’t have many shots of Dunedin at night and I always think I should get more but I never seem to. I always think I should put some time aside to get more images like this which is more of a cityscape than a landscape. It had just stopped raining which made the city lights glow, shine and bounce off all the wet surfaces . Any new landscape/cityscape images of Dunedin I upload into this new gallery called Ōtepoti.


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